iTunes Crashes on Windows 8.1
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! =P
Anyway, I just stumbled upon this fix for iTunes crashing almost immediately after launch on Windows 8.1 (might be triggered by launching the iTunes Store?), from a discussion board post on Apple Support Communities by MarkJaco:
I had this issue. Try copying QTWinMovie.dll from c:\program files (x86)\common files\apple\apple application support to c:\program files (x86)\iTunes. This solution fixed it for me and was easy!
Hopefully this will help you out as well! =)
“… We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you’ll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader.”
(In other words, we know that you loved Reader and didn’t want to see it go, but, we killed it, so deal with it. ;-)
At least they linked to the AlternativeTo.net page for Google Reader alternatives. ;-)
The second acquisition of my recently established vintage computer collection is an Apple PowerBook 170, donated to me by a coworker.
The original power supply was shot, and the NiCd battery had leaked, but I was able to find an alternate power supply and boot it up! Unfortunately, the internal SCSI 40MB drive is no longer recognized by the system, so I’ll need to find an alternative mass storage device (or just stick with the 3.5″ 800K disks that my friends have shared with me).
Inspired by The Byte Cellar (http://www.bytecellar.com/), I’ve just started building my vintage computer collection, starting with the Apple IIgs.
As you can see by the photos in the set, it is in remarkably good condition, and it came with all of the original boxes, manuals, and receipts!
Unfortunately, the original monitor is not functioning correctly (blown capacitors, I assume), so I’ve been using my DLP TV as a monitor. I’ve purchased a DB-15 to HD-15 (RGB to VGA) physical adapter and attempted to hook it up to a LCD monitor, but the scan range produced by the Apple IIgs (15.7khz, iirc) is far below the range of the LCD.